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Work-life balance as a game changer for gender equality and mental health

This year’s celebration of International Women’s Day coincides with European Parliament discussions on a proposed Directive on Work-Life Balance for Parents and Carers
Malaria Report

For malaria progress: The bottom line IS the bottom line

David H Peyton. Ph.D., Professor of Chemistry at Portland State University explores the progress being made on malaria in the world today The annual report issued by the World Health Organization (WHO) that tracks malaria world-wide came out at the end of November 2017 and it was not reassuring to...
Malaria elimination

Malaria: aspirations, realities and practicalities

Dr James Tibenderana from Malaria Consortium unveils the facts about the global goal to eliminate malaria In the past decade, the aspiration of malaria elimination has been high on the agenda. Reducing malaria deaths and the number of diagnosed malaria cases by at least 90% and eliminating it in at...
cancer care

The challenge of sustainability in cancer care

All.Can shares their profound insights into the challenges concerning the need to improve the efficiency of cancer care, focusing on better outcomes for patients Healthcare budgets are under increasing pressure. We face an urgent question about how we can sustain high-quality healthcare. All.Can is an international multi-stakeholder initiative set up...
animal health

The global challenge of antibiotic resistance

Roxane Feller, AnimalhealthEurope Secretary-General provides a fascinating insight into the global challenge of antibiotic resistance Antibiotics have had very positive effects on animal health over the years. Our pets are living much longer than they were decades ago and livestock are raised much more efficiently through our ability to control...
sustainable health

WHO works towards achieving sustainable health in Europe

The World Health Organisation is working towards equitable and sustainable health in Europe, as Open Access Government finds out Better, more equitable and sustainable health for Europe defines the primary aim that The World Health Organisation in the European Region (WHO/Europe) is working towards and striving to achieve. Responsible for public...
reduce cholera deaths

Health officials pledge to reduce cholera deaths by 90%

Health Officials from across the globe are set to meet in France and pledge to dramatically reduce cholera deaths by 2030

Challenging the conventional packaging methods and materials

Angela Morris, CEO, The Wool Packaging Company Ltd talks about challenging pharmaceutical cold chain packaging convention.
public health

Recognising dementia as a public health priority

The World Health Organization, says recognising dementia as a public health priority is key to addressing the condition globally

World Health Day: Shining a light on postpartum depression

Around 10-15 per cent of women suffer postpartum depression after giving birth. This year’s World Health Day will highlight this important issue
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Towards the 2030 health goals: European action on HIV and viral hepatitis

European action on HIV and viral hepatitis is at a necessary turning point to meet 2030 SDGs, writes Dr Masoud Dara of the WHO Regional Office for Europe 2030 is a milestone year for world leaders, and for all of us, as our action to end the AIDS and hepatitis...
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Playing the malaria elimination game was never going to be easy

Eradicating malaria will not be easy or cheap, but it will be worthwhile in the long run, argues Professor David H Peyton of Portland State University Malaria is several things: A group of related parasites, an infectious disease that is transmitted by mosquitoes (if you are a human) or by...
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The global challenge of tackling antibiotic resistance

AG highlights the World Health Organization's efforts on the global challenge of tackling antibiotic resistance, through their action plan Antimicrobial resistance has become one of the main global challenges of the 21st Century. However, antibiotic resistance has been a problem for many years now. Worldwide more and more people are...
processed meat

WHO says processed meat is carcinogenic

A new report published by the World Health Organization has classified processed meat as carcinogenic to humans. To the discerning meat eater there is nothing better than a bacon or sausage butty to start the day. However, a new report released today will classify these types of processed meats as...
Fighting back against antibiotic resistance

Fighting back against antibiotic resistance

Danilo Lo Fo Wong, Programme Manager on Antimicrobial Resistance at the World Health Organization (WHO) tells Editor Laura Evans that antibiotic resistance is a global problem and needs to be stopped now Each year it is estimated that around 25,000 people die of antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections acquired in hospitals, throughout...

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